Definition of outreach in English:


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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈriːtʃ
[with object]
1Reach further than: their pack outreached and outwitted the Welsh team
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  • If you are not prepared to have someone make a comparison with other Western democracies, then, in my view, you are totally outreaching your authority in this House.
  • With Einstein's time, perhaps, that abstraction outreaches itself, in a way, and collapses back onto us, onto the earth, onto the contingencies of here and there.
  • Though many of the songs sound deceptively simple at first, a closer listen proves that the songs are lyrically brilliant, and the tunes show a maturity that far outreaches his 21 years.
1.1 [no object] literary Stretch out one’s arms: they stood with earnest eyes, and arms outreaching
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  • He exited the house right behind me, his arms instantly outreaching.
  • When the two managed to walk to Adrian's front door, Adrian dropped the crate onto the floor with reluctance, heaving a few deep breaths and breathing between his legs until he saw a hand outreached to him.
  • They were filled with terror, like that of a little bunny looking upon a hawk in the sky, diving with talons outreached to grab it.


Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtriːtʃ
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1The extent or length of reaching out: the loving outreach of God to the world
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  • But we should be worried about this, at least if we're to be measured by our impact and outreach.
  • She's building her editorial advisory board on the same foundation, choosing as many well-respected, diverse scientists as possible so that her outreach is broad.
1.1An organization’s involvement with or influence in the community, especially in the context of religion or social welfare: the growth of evangelistic outreach [as modifier]: outreach centres
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  • This study's focus on community outreach contexts and its accompanying outcomes made social comparison processes especially salient.
  • Contact an officer or other member of your local section to explore areas of interest to you - ranging from committee involvement to community outreach programs and more.
  • In community outreach contexts, client groups are potential targets of intergroup comparison.

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